Minister Schramböck Meets U.S. Trade Officials in Washington, DC

 In the front from left to right: Economic Affairs Advisor Elisabeth Rysanek, Minister Margarete Schramböck, Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Economic Counselor Alexander Ehrlich-Adam (c) Philipp Hartberger

In the front from left to right: Economic Affairs Advisor Elisabeth Rysanek, Minister Margarete Schramböck, Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Economic Counselor Alexander Ehrlich-Adam (c) Philipp Hartberger

After meeting with SAP, WeWork and the Austrian flagship company Swarovski in New York, Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck traveled to Washington, DC, where she held high-level talks from October 1-2, 2018.

On October 1, Minister Schramböck met with Larry Kudlow, Director of the U.S. National Economic Council and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeff Gerrish, with whom she held talks on recent developments in the EU – US trade policy. She was later on invited as guest of honor at  Ambassador Waldner’s residence, where she met with Austrian and U.S. personalities. Among the guests was also the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Trevor Traina.

The following day, Minister Schramböck attended a working breakfast with representatives of U.S. companies at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Afterwards she spoke with experts of the DC based Peterson Institute of International Economics and subsequently had a business meeting with Chris Padilla, Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at the IBM HQ. Minister Schramböck then met U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to take stock of the transatlantic trade relations.

 Minister Schramböck gaining insights into SAP in New York City prior to her visit to DC (c) Philipp Hartberger

Minister Schramböck gaining insights into SAP in New York City prior to her visit to DC (c) Philipp Hartberger

 Minister Schramböck visiting the Austrian flagship company Swarovski in the heart of New York City (c) Philipp Hartberger

Minister Schramböck visiting the Austrian flagship company Swarovski in the heart of New York City (c) Philipp Hartberger

 Minister Schramböck and Trade Commissioner Michael Friedl on a discovery tour through the coworking space WeWork in New York City (c) Philipp Hartberger

Minister Schramböck and Trade Commissioner Michael Friedl on a discovery tour through the coworking space WeWork in New York City (c) Philipp Hartberger

 From left to right: U.S. Ambassador to Austria Trevor Traina, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner (c) Philipp Hartberger

From left to right: U.S. Ambassador to Austria Trevor Traina, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner (c) Philipp Hartberger

 Austrian Ambassador Waldner and Minister Schramböck were warmly received by Larry Kudlow, Director of the U.S. National Economic Council (c) Wolfgang Waldner

Austrian Ambassador Waldner and Minister Schramböck were warmly received by Larry Kudlow, Director of the U.S. National Economic Council (c) Wolfgang Waldner

 From left to right: Austrian Ambassador Wofgang Waldner, Minister Margarete Schramböck, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeff Gerrish, and U.S. Ambassador to Austria Trevor Traina (c) Philipp Hartberger

From left to right: Austrian Ambassador Wofgang Waldner, Minister Margarete Schramböck, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeff Gerrish, and U.S. Ambassador to Austria Trevor Traina (c) Philipp Hartberger

 Minister Schramböck and Austrian Ambassador Waldner (right) together with the Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at the IBM HQ Chris Padilla (c) Philipp Hartberger

Minister Schramböck and Austrian Ambassador Waldner (right) together with the Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at the IBM HQ Chris Padilla (c) Philipp Hartberger

 Current U.S. Ambassador to Austria Traina, Minister Schramböck, and former U.S. Ambassador to Austria William Eacho among other international guests at the Ambassador’s residence (c) Philipp Hartberger

Current U.S. Ambassador to Austria Traina, Minister Schramböck, and former U.S. Ambassador to Austria William Eacho among other international guests at the Ambassador’s residence (c) Philipp Hartberger

 Minister Schramböck on Capitol Hill (c) Philipp Hartberger

Minister Schramböck on Capitol Hill (c) Philipp Hartberger

 From left to right: Director of the Austrian Press & Information Service at the Austrian Embassy in DC, Thorsten Eisingerich, Minister Margarete Schramböck and her spokesperson Felix Lamezan-Salins, and Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner visiting the Lincoln Memorial (c) Philipp Hartberger

From left to right: Director of the Austrian Press & Information Service at the Austrian Embassy in DC, Thorsten Eisingerich, Minister Margarete Schramböck and her spokesperson Felix Lamezan-Salins, and Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner visiting the Lincoln Memorial (c) Philipp Hartberger

 From left to right: Simon Ellmauer-Klambauer, Economic Counselor Alexander Ehrlich-Adam, Economic Affairs Advisor Elisabeth Rysanek, Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Minister Margarete Schramböck, Director of the Austrian Press & Information Service Thorsten Eisingerich, Josef Votzi, Chief of the Political Department at  Kurier , and Spokesperson Felix Lamezan-Salins on the speaker’s balcony of the U.S. Capitol overlooking the National Mall (c) Philipp Hartberger

From left to right: Simon Ellmauer-Klambauer, Economic Counselor Alexander Ehrlich-Adam, Economic Affairs Advisor Elisabeth Rysanek, Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Minister Margarete Schramböck, Director of the Austrian Press & Information Service Thorsten Eisingerich, Josef Votzi, Chief of the Political Department at Kurier, and Spokesperson Felix Lamezan-Salins on the speaker’s balcony of the U.S. Capitol overlooking the National Mall (c) Philipp Hartberger